NSA Turns Cookies (And More) Into Surveillance Beacons
Kamdar, Adi; Reitman, Rainey; Schoen, Sethhttp://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/12/nsa-turns-cookies-and-more-surveillance-beacons
Publisher: Electronic Frontier Foundation
Date Written: 11/12/2013
Year Published: 2013
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX15513
These Google cookies - known as 'PREF' cookies - last two years and can uniquely identify you. The NSA is using this to enable remote exploitation (hacking into peoples computers) - an act aided by the ability to uniquely identify individuals on the Internet.